Demonstration Gardens

All visitors welcome at the North Tahoe Demo Garden

Tahoe City Demonstration Garden and North Tahoe Demonstration Garden 

UC Davis TERC operates and manages two demonstration gardens, the Tahoe City Demonstration Garden and the North Tahoe Demonstration Garden.    

North Tahoe Demo Garden

North Tahoe Demonstration Garden

Located on the Sierra Nevada University campus in Incline Village, Nevada adjacent to the UC Davis Tahoe Science Center. This green space serves as an educational community garden. The Garden promotes lake-friendly landscaping and conservation planning to help preserve our unique and fragile alpine environment. Learn more about the programs and events at this location.

Tahoe City Demonstration Garden and Tahoe City Field Station

Tahoe City Demonstration Garden 

Located in the heart of Tahoe City, this 3-acre native plant demonstration garden surrounds the Tahoe City Field Station and the Eriksson Education Center. This garden includes a lath house used by the TERC forestry team to grow seedlings for local reforestation projects. The garden has different demonstration of defensible space, best management practices, and a large variety of native plants zoned for different areas to serve as examples for every Tahoe yard. Learn more about the programs and events at this location. 

To learn more contact Alison Toy ( or visit the Tahoe Science Center in Incline Village (open year round)!